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Hollowed (Half Light Saga #1)

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All 18-year-old Briar Greyson wanted was to figure out this whole living-away-from-your-parents thing. Apartment, steady job, cool roommate? Check. Noah, her adorable (albeit elusive) boyfriend? Check. Everything in the life of Briar was pretty good.

Then she and her roommate are attacked on their way home one night. Briar wasn't supposed to survive.

Instead, according to th
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Kindle Edition, 235 pages
Published August 15th 2012 by Kelley York (first published August 13th 2012)
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Nyrae Dawn
Jul 10, 2012 Nyrae Dawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another extremely well-written book by Kelley York.
Radiant
Aug 19, 2012 Radiant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow..totally unexpected..cos i didn't read the synopsis just started reading when one of my friend[Nadia]recommended and it was worth.
When i read the word - Vampire..i expected it to be the same old boring predictable story..but surprise surprise...it wasn't and i loved briar...how she faced everything head on..the kick ass attitude even though she was helpless...I loved her.
And there's Noah - whose quite unpredictable and Oliver - who am i really getting confused of..LOL
And there's sweet Daniel
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Jena
Kelley is one of those authors where her books are so much deeper than an adventure. They're intense, passionate, and powerful. Hollowed blew my mind and I was obsessing over it for days.

We start off with Briar who is starting to get her life together... decent job, her own apartment with her best friend as a roommate, and a perfectly hot boyfriend. One night on her way home from work her and her best friend are attacked. When she comes to, she's surrounded by two guys she doesn't know and is to
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Crystal (Kris)
Wow. Oh. Wow. I have the tingles, and I'm in my happy place right now. This isn't a drop dead, blow you away book. Rather, it's the kind that steals your breath away, slowly, bit by bit as you become more engulfed in the book. There are so many paranormal books out there, but few as realistic and heart-melting as this one. Vampires are not big, bad, and invincible. There are the bad guys, yes, but most are so very human. They're pretty much human except for their immortal-until-given-irreparable ...more
Tracey (Life and Literature)
I first discovered the awesome talent that is Kelley York when I read Hushed and I've been incredibly eager to read more from her ever since. So when I heard about the Hollowed blog tour, I jumped at the chance to be involved! Hollowed isn't a book that eases you into the action. No, Hollowed grabs you and throws you right into the middle of it!!

Briar Greyson is 18 years old. She's independent, she has a boyfriend who she loves and a best friend that she shares an apartment with. Things are pre
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Jessi
Jul 10, 2012 Jessi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It. Was. Awesome.

We've all read our fair share of vampire novels and sometimes it starts to feel like the same thing over and over again with minor twists and revisions. What I really enjoyed about Hollowed was that it established itself as a paranormal/vampire novel early on but didn't let that deter it from exploring humanity. The vampires are good and evil and reflected, in my opinion, the realities of the "real" world in the magical, hidden society of the vampires/witches/etc. The dichotomy
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Daria Chenowith
3.5 stars. I had a really hard time rating and reviewing this book.

I started reading it 10 minutes after I finished with 'Hushed' - which is probably the reason why I'm having these problems: high expectations. I loved 'Hushed', and I expected something with a similarly strong voice.

Let's start with the good parts:
The world building is good (although there could have been more), the story has a good pace, and the heroine is one the more badass half of the YA urban fantasy scope (always a plus!)
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Stefan Eveline
Jul 20, 2012 Stefan Eveline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks for this arc Kelley!

Briar is a girl with a strong personality naive,kind friendly and beautiful.She has a perfect life ,a perfect boyfriend, friends and a wonderful family until she become a vampire and she lose everything.
Noah is her boyfriend ,he is funny friendly and perfect for her but he change completely when he find out that Briar is a vampire and he wants her dead.But even if Briar is a vampire ,he believe in her to be a good person.
The relationship between the main characters
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Kelly
Aug 02, 2012 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hadn’t read Kelley York’s other book, Hushed, before signing myself up to review Hollowed as part of the blog tour for its release – I just knew that Hollowed sounded too good to pass up the opportunity to read it. I’m soooo glad I did sign up because I LOVED IT!! And now I have Hushed waiting for me on my Kindle and I can’t wait to read that too.

Briar is attacked on her way home from work, along with her best friend. They’re both left for dead. The next thing Briar knows is that she’s waking
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BCMUnlimited
May 27, 2013 BCMUnlimited rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
I'm one of those readers who hates reading the synopsis of a book before picking it up to read it. I like to base my judgments and reviews on the writing itself, rather than my impression of what the book should be like because I read the synopsis. In the case of HOLLOWED, I knew I *had* to read it simply because the author was Kelley York. I read and fell in love with her writing in HUSHED, which was published last year by Entangled Publishing. I knew that if the author could make me fall for t ...more
Book Whales
Jul 20, 2012 Book Whales rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted @ Book Whales

I've been dying to read this book from the first I saw it. The cover is so pretty and I love books about supernatural beings. This book blew me away. Hollowed is a treat for your reading urge.

The story is about Briar Greyson. Her life is pretty much normal. Until one day, she and her friend are attacked by vampires. Her friend is dead, while Briar’ mortality was snatched. She’s turning into a vampire! Her boyfriend tries to kill her! Rouge vampires want her! Her de
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Cindy
Jul 20, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm one of those readers who hates reading the synopsis of a book before picking it up to read it. I like to base my judgments and reviews on the writing itself, rather than my impression of what the book should be like because I read the synopsis. In the case of HOLLOWED, I knew I *had* to read it simply because the author was Kelley York. I read and fell in love with her writing in HUSHED, which was published last year by Entangled Publishing. I knew that if the author could make me fall for t ...more
Katherine Amabel
A note on context: this comes straight from the review I wrote for my blog (Better than Bingo at a Knitting Club Tea-party: A Review ), hence the references to writing techniques etc. Enjoy!

G'day all, and happy weekend. Like most twenty-three-year-olds I'm spending my Friday night drinking tea, swaddling myself in my pinkest of old-lady dressing gowns and writing a book review, and I thought you might like to join me. Under the spotlight this week is Kelley York's newly released New Adult novel,
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Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 9/8/12: http://readinglark.blogspot.com/2012/...

I was a little hesitant to read this one when Kelley York first approached me about it. Vampires lurk behind so many pages and as much as I love the fanged ones, I find myself getting bored with them. I keep seeking out some new paranormal blood to sate my reading thirst. My love of Kelley's writing style won out though and I agreed to give this one a try. I'm so glad I did. This is a vampire novel you do not want to m
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Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

Oh my gosh! This book absolutely blew me away. I really didn't know what to expect going in to this because I don't like really reading the summaries of books, weird, I know? But it was a pleasant surprise and it was done so great. Vampires, shape-shifters, witches, were-creatures (who I hope we'll meet in the next book?) and fae! A world in which I love, paranormal all the way! I fell in love with Kelley's first book, Hushed, and couldn't wait to rea
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Amy Fournier
Jul 18, 2012 Amy Fournier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I heard that Kelley York had another book coming out I was so excited for it. I took part in the cover reveal for this and knew I had to be part of the blog tour. I loved her book Hushed and was eager to read more of her books!! This book was great. The characters really pull you in, the story keeps you interested, and the mystery of it was fun to try to figure out. I sometimes wish that I wasn't so good at solving mysteries, but that didn't take away from my enjoyment of the story at all. ...more
Lauren
Jul 19, 2012 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hollowed is one of those books that leave you craving for more. Pun intended ;) With an engaging narrative, swift plot, and well-drawn out characters, you’ll be hooked instantly. York’s refreshing take on vamps has Hollowed oozing with originality and personality.

Hollowed is a story about a girl named Briar who after witnessing her bestfriend’s murder finds herself undergoing some extreme bodily changes. Thanks to the kind and generous nature of two vampires named Cole and Oliver, Briar is able
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Kassandra
I can not remember the last time I stayed up until 3:45 a.m. to finish reading a book. This was seriously an amazing read.

WOW! I totally loved this book. I seriously could not put this book down for the life of me. There were so many twist and turns throughout the whole story, and the mystery behind who turned Tess into a vampire. I was totally shocked when the author reveals the character that turned Tess. Once I finished reading Hollowed I was kind of sad that it was over, because I wanted to
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Erin Forson
Aug 07, 2012 Erin Forson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hollowed (Half Light Book 1)
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Since her sister Ruby disappeared, Briar Greyson has had a hollow place inside, but when she moves away from home and into the city to find a way to fill that emptiness, she never imagines that she will suffer the same fate as her sister—death. Or will she? When the virus that infects her begins to turn Briar, she discovers that the world is populated by all sorts of murderous monsters, and she must choose if sh
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CJ
I downloaded this book because I read Kelley York's previous book Hushed, and loved it. Now to begin with Hallowed is completely different from Hushed, but was just as easy to read. What I liked about Hallowed was it was quite different from other vampire books. This book centred around Briar finding out what it means to be a vampire and coming to terms with that, and everything else new she discovers. It is not some great romance between a vampire and human, nor is it a book where the female ad ...more
Kalejay
Jul 10, 2012 Kalejay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to be granted an ARC of this book and it more than lived up to my expectations. I really loved this. Kelley York is a brilliant story teller and builds her characters beautifully. I think it's very important to care about the characters you're reading about, and York manages to achieve that.

I really liked the author's vampires. Although this is a paranormal story, a lot of the time it felt very human. Briar hurts. She bleeds, she sleeps, she cries, she stumbles... You don't ha
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Erin Arkin
Aug 19, 2012 Erin Arkin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
This was a quick read and the story kept me interested.

Briar and her roommate are walking home one night and are attacked...by something unexpected - vampires. Briar ends up changed and also in the care of Oliver and Cole.

There are a number of things that Briar is dealing with and they all seem to begin with the disappearance of her sister Ruby a number of years earlier. After thinking she is dead, she finds out that may not be the case. The story is interesting. It introduces the typical paran
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Laura
Jul 22, 2012 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

This book started off really strong for me. Briar and her roommate Sherry are attacked on their way home from work one night. Briar survives only to find out that she is turning into a vampire and Sherry is dead. Oliver, Daniel and Cole show up and help her while she is going through her change. Her boyfriend Noah seems to know what she is (and a whole lot more) but he is not happy about it. To top it off Briar's previously presumed dead sister is running around and no one is really sur
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Step Into Fiction
Sep 04, 2012 Step Into Fiction rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jessica
Oh my gosh! This book absolutely blew me away. I really didn't know what to expect going in to this because I don't like really reading the summaries of books, weird, I know? But it was a pleasant surprise and it was done so great. Vampires, shape-shifters, witches, were-creatures (who I hope we'll meet in the next book?) and fae! A world in which I love, paranormal all the way! I fell in love with Kelley's first book, Hushed, and couldn't wait to read something else from her. Completely differe ...more
Jagged
Aug 19, 2012 Jagged rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-have
Awesome action packed beginning...can't go wrong there!

I was surprised and disappointed Briar didn't get pissed off with Daniel. I was eagerly awaiting a smack down...but no, it wasn't meant to be.

I knew what was going on pretty quickly in this book which is a bummer; but even knowing what to expect, it did not ruin the reading experience. It was a very fun read. Lots to laugh about, too, which is always a plus.

I have decided that I don't like Noah, even with his reasons for being racist, he's j
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Renée Swann
**Actual Rating: 4.5/5**

I’m at a loss with how to describe and review Kelley’s books because they are just so awesome. I know I can count on her for a terrific story, loveable (and hateable!) characters and outstanding, fluent writing that makes you want to buy up all her books.

I have.

And I still want more.

Please please go and buy one (or all) of her books!
Sabrina
As a young adult, I always liked vampire books. But after the market was inundated with vampire fiction, and so much was so bad, I thought maybe I didn't like it anymore, that I had outgrown it. But this book has reminded me that I will always be a vampire book lover at heart.

It is so incredibly good.
Isabella
I really liked the plot but sometimes it was a little too fast paced. I would have wanted her to take more time to build the world and the characters a bit more. With that said, it was a great read and actually more of a 3,5 stars than 3 and I look forward to reading the next book in the series!
Stroppy-leigh Greenwood
I've just finished.
I think the book is epic.
I don't like the fact that Briar can so easily forgive Noah, seriously, he tried to kill her. Oliver all the way.
I can't wait for the next instalment, woooooo!

Stroppy,
oxo
Halyna
Aug 05, 2012 Halyna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires, paranormal
Offbeat and interesting vampire book with many excellent male characters (Daniel was a sweetheart!!!), great style of writing, exciting plot. I hope for a sequel - to see if Noah can get over himself and Fred's fate will be. Highly recommended for all vampire genre fans!
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Once upon a time, Kelley York was born in central California. And it's there she she still resides with her wife, step-daughter, and way too many pets. Kelley is a sucker for dark fiction. She loves writing twisted characters, tragic happenings, and bittersweet endings that leave you wondering and crying. Character development takes center stage in her books because the bounds of a person's charac ...more
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